Posted Monday, July 22, 2013 11:27 AM
I wrote a similar article to this one last year at this
time. At the risk of plagiarizing myself,
I thought many of the points I made last year are still extremely pertinent
when it comes to post All Star break baseball in 2013.
NFL training camps open up around the country this week. The start of fall practice for college
football isn’t far behind. Wiseguy
bettors are spending a good portion of their time focusing on football right
now. We’ve got a maturing NFL Season win
total marketplace, both here in Vegas and offshore. Odds to win the NFL Divisions are up. Week 1 numbers are available at multiple
sportsbooks. College football season win
totals are up as are odds to win the various conferences..
So what happens when the betting markets shift their focus
towards football? After all, we’re less
than a week out from the All Star break, with more than two full months of
regular season baseball still to play.
There isn’t a team in either league that has completed more than 100
games of their 162 game schedule as I write this.
Yet any sportsbook director in town will tell you that the
interest level for betting baseball really starts to dwindle around this time
of the year. Casual bettors who have
struggled tend to walk away from MLB, waiting for football to start. Casual bettors who ha... [More]